Police are investigating a Wallingford crash that resulted in a car fire and split a telephone pole in half Monday night.
Wallingford police responded to the area of Parker Farms Road and Mohawk Drive around 7:45 p.m. after Cheshire police called for help in searching for a blue Mitsubishi Outlander. Police said the car was traveling at a high rate of speed.
The car in question was discovered on its side outside a Parker Farms home. It had burst into flames and sliced through a telephone pole, causing power outages in the area, authorities said.
Driver David Balek, 35, of Waterbury, and a 25-year-old female passenger were transported to Yale New Haven Hospital for non-life threatening injuries.
Charges are pending, police said.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Wallingford police at 203-294-2800.